Gilgal Garden Additional Information for Zap Grant 2019

Who visits Gilgal Garden?




















The UTAH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY had a Plein Air event at the garden in March of 2019.  Because it was snowing on and off, and

very cold, they only had four people.  You can see they each got a different painting, completed, and visitors to the garden were able to see the art, and watch them paint.  They had so much fun they will be back in the spring to do it again when the flowers are blooming.

March 23, 2019 we had  students from a University of Utah  course in Lifelong Learning.  I forgot to take a picture.  They had already had some lectures in gardening, and were at Gilgal with tools in hand, on another rainy day, to do some hands on gardening.





We are proud of our ZAP sponsorship

The kiosk shows our brochure, along with a big ZAP sticker prominently displayed.

Turn the brochure over, and here is the ZAP logo again.

Before and After Wall

Gilgal Garden is Regularly in the News

Photo Safari Gilgal Sculpture Garden 2019

Via Mag Sept 2018

2018 Mar Apr Utah Life Mag

TripAdvisor awards Gilgal Garden as one of the “9 of the Most Unique Travel Experiences in the USA.”

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Gilgal Sculpture Garden – Salt Lake City, Utah – Atlas Obscura

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphynx, and all carved by one man.

Best of Utah Award

Best volunteer groundskeepers
Friends of Gilgal Garden
Recognized as the must-see destination for Salt Lake City’s quirky Mormon-esque sculptures, Gilgal Garden is much more than the rock edifices that distinguish it from other public spaces in the city. The 3-acre park also has a carefully curated garden, the upkeep for which falls on the shoulders of a group of volunteer gardening experts. In the warm months, these do-gooders can be found at Gilgal Garden every Tuesday morning, pulling weeds, pruning trees, spreading mulch or resting in the shade. A few of the gardeners also serve on the Friends of Gilgal Garden board, which guides other park decisions. (DWH)

Save Our Sphinx! – City Weekly July 05, 2017

Wirth Watching – A visit to Gilgal Gardens – Good4Utah Aug 21, 2016

Hortense Child Smith was key in saving Salt Lake City’s Gilgal Garden – The Salt Lake Tribune May 23, 2012

Sculpture garden hidden in downtown SLC – Fox 13 JUNE 10, 2012

Joseph walks like an Egyptian – The Salt Lake Tribune November 7, 2011

Gilgal Garden celebrates 10 years as a public park – The Salt Lake Tribune September 13, 2010

Gilgal Garden to celebrate 10th anniversary as city park – Deseret News Sept. 11, 2010

Salt Lake’s Secret Garden – Deseret News June 24, 2005

Gilgal Garden – Roadside America